Lexington Transportation

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    Parking Problems

    by grandmaR Written Feb 22, 2013

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    We had a problem parking in Lexington. On the University campus when we wanted to visit the museum and library. Because parking was so expensive, we left before we really needed to. But we really had problems everywhere.

    The website says:
    1. Visitors

    There are four recognized types of visitors to campus. They are regular visitors, UK Healthcare patients, UK Healthcare visitors and UK Healthcare Good Samaritan visitors. (We were regular visitors) Visitors are welcome at all times and may park in the following locations:

    Regular visitors to general campus
    Pay parking meters
    W.T. Young Library pay parking lot
    Pay Parking Structures #5 and #7
    Obtain temporary parking permits

    Parking information is available from the following: PTS; the University Police Department; the Medical Center Parking Office; parking attendants at the gates; and, the Parking and Transportation web site. In campus parking lots and structures where designated visitor parking is limited, PTS may offer the special event organizers visitor-parking passes for a fee in permit controlled areas if space is available.

    The issuance of a parking pass does not guarantee a parking space.
    Visitor Temporary Passes

    Issued at Parking and Transportation Services at the following locations:

    * 721 Press Avenue (main office), corner of Press Avenue and Virginia Avenue
    * 209 Kelly Building, located at University and Huguelet Avenue, Medical Center area
    * Parking Structure #5, next to Kennedy’s Bookstore on South Limestone

    Temporary visitor passes are $2.25 each, payable by check, cash, Visa, or MasterCard. Temporary passes are not valid for entrance into gated parking facilities.

    The visitor pass must be displayed in the lower left hand side of the windshield, on the driver’s side, in clear view so the expiration date is clearly visible.

    Parking Meters

    All parking meters accept nickels, dimes and quarters. All campus parking meters are blue or black. The city has parking meters in close proximity to campus, but their meters are gray. The enforcement times and rates are different for the city meters.

    Parking meters are placed throughout campus to allow short term parking for visitors, employees and students. There are over 325 meters on campus. The time limits for these meters are either 45 minutes or 3 hours.

    W.T. Young Library Visitor Lot

    Visitor parking for groups or individuals going to W.T. Young Library is located in the W.T. Young Library Visitor Lot. The cost of parking is $2.00 for the first hour, $2.00 for the second hour, $1.00 per hour thereafter, with a $10.00 per exit maximum.

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    • Museum Visits
    • Road Trip
    • Budget Travel

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    Stay Away from Nicholasville Rd.

    by BigBlueOne Written Oct 30, 2007

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    Somebody forgot to tell this little thoroughfare that Lexington is a small town. This road is absolute chaos!

    For one thing, its seven lanes wide, and depending on the time of day different lanes head in different directions. In order to figure out if you're heading the right direction or not be sure to look for the x's above the road (like a stoplight). If you're in lane with a red 'x'- MOVE!

    Another problem is the traffic with the road. If you're on it during rush hour you might as well pull over and find somewhere to sit because thats what you'll be doing on the road.

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    • Road Trip
    • Business Travel

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    Bluegrass Airport

    by Krumlovgirl Written Jul 6, 2005

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    we love our horses!

    Lexington has an airport, the Bluegrass Airport. There aren't that many non-stop flights, but the prices aren't bad. I find them a little cheaper than Cincinatti. When I fly international I usually do Delta and connect either in Cincinatti (which is about a 25 minute flight) or Atlanta.

    The website usually has some good deals posted on it.

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    Its easy to drive around...

    by amyferguson Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Its easy to drive around Lexington (except for the inept drivers). The city is circled by, appropriately
    named, New Circle Rd. Major Roads go out from the center like spokes in a wheel. Alot of these roads
    such as Richmond Rd, Nicholasville Rd, Winchester Rd,
    Versailles Rd, and Georgetown Rd actually go to
    the cities they are named after.

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    Bluegrass Airport is in...

    by Valhalla11 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Bluegrass Airport is in Lexington.
    You can also fly into either Louisville (I64) or Cincinnati (I75).
    Man-o-war Boulevard and New Circle Road are the two main roads in Lexington. Both basically circle the city. There is public transport in the shape of Lextran buses but, although they are working on improvements, this is not really an option for most things.

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